The Yale Law Journal

Michael J. Ellis


The Origins of the Elected Prosecutor

Michael J. Ellis

121 Yale. L.J. 1528. 

The United States is the only country in the world where voters elect prosecutors. But the American prosecutor did not start as an elected official. After the Revolutionary War, most states gave their governors, judges, or legislators the power to appoint prosecutors. Starting…


Disaggregating Legal Strategies in the War on Terror

Michael J. Ellis

121 Yale L.J. 237 (2011).